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Old Jul 9, 2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default is this a good cell phone plan?

http://www.t-mobile.com/promos/packa....mc_t=OnsiteAd

Yes I know I am one of the last shmos to get a cell phone, but never had a real use for them, but i'm behind the times now and having a pen and paper makes you look broke when your talking to a girl.

Don't look at me like that, why do guys do anything? yea thats right...well anyways what are your suggestions. I'm not looking for high minutes since I don't really talk on the phone, it's cheap edit: thought it was free but ofcourse they pulled a circuit city on me with that discount bs.

Just recommend me a good phone with a plan, seems like the motorola v180's are popular..

I'm a newb to the whole cell phone scene...so..please educate me.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 11:14 AM   #2
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If you don't talk on the cell much, that plan is overkill.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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If you rarely use it get a TMobile to go phone. Their prepaid is the best on the market. Use any phone they have, If you use it enough, you become a gold member at get 50% more minute for your money and a 1 year expiration date. Pay by fillup card or credit/debit card over the phone. All calls are one flat rate, doesn't matter where you are or time.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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alright thanks, I forgot as a teenager I forgot to build up credit, which i thought the bank did
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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wait so i can use any phone? but there are only crappy phones listed as the to-go phones =/
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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u can't use just any phone and also I don't recommend prepay. I you call and leave a message, it will take a whole minute away instead of 10 or 15 secs. That plan you chose was a great plan. 40/month is cheap and that's a good phone! enjoy!
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:13 PM   #7
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aye, but what about credit wise, i virtually have no credit myself (my mom has yet to transfer my bills onto my account so she's keeping me back bah even though I'm still paying), how much of a deposit do you think I have t put down.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:24 PM   #8
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wait so i can use any phone? but there are only crappy phones listed as the to-go phones =/
Those are only starter kits. when you activate your account it, will be stored in the sim card to use on any phone.. I am not sure how to do that w/o a starter kit. Since I had a killer deal at Target. $40 for a nokia 3595 starter kit. Plus it came with a butt load of minutes, part of promotion.

In response to chris, yes, all calls are rounded up. But i usually spend $25 on minutes and don't use them all until 3 months later. That's with one call a day.
And Yes you can use any phone

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What phone models can I use with T-Mobile To Go service?

All T-Mobile GSM phones will work with prepaid service. To get started, simply visit a retail store or authorized dealer and purchase the phone of your choice, plus an activation code.
http://support.t-mobile.com/knowbase...c/tm10105.htm?
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:38 PM   #9
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I have the worst credit ever... got a few debts that I haven't made payments on in over a year and I got a cell. They just really check the credit on cell phones... they wanna know if you left Verizon or Nextel or whoever high and dry.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:41 PM   #10
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i tried cingular's family plan and had to deposit freaking 500 bucks. maybe it's because I was getting two cell phones (this was online by the way), I know the to-go phones don't check credit and all, I guess i'll look at them, but the long distance irks me since I would be using that alot though.
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:48 PM   #11
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I still don't have a cell phone
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:55 PM   #12
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Do you have anything like "Cricket" in your area (www.mycricket.com) They offer unlimited minutes (daytime, nights, whatever), long distance included with NO credit check for 44.95!
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Old Jul 9, 2005, 06:56 PM   #13
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T-mobile definitely has the best minutes per dollar plan... Plus the free Fridays/weekends and nights start at 7 o'clock.. It's really one of the best plans out there.

The coverage isn't as solid as their charts show however... My girlfriend has T-mobile and drops calls fairly frequently.

I have a Verizon plan.. It's expensive ($50 for 500 minutes) but it's solid.. I've yet to drop a call that wasn't a fault of my phone itself.


As far as what phone you choose, I suggest something with a color screen and possibly a camera just for 'oh wow' purposes.
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The ONLY thing with Cricket is you can only use it in your Metro area... If you leave the state, it won't work. You can make calls to anywhere in the US though!
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Verizon, BY FAR, is the BEST signal!
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Verizon, BY FAR, is the BEST signal!

Is your name Chris Goodrich?? I coudlnt really tell..

you might also want to put :

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Is your name Chris Goodrich?? I coudlnt really tell..

you might also want to put :

Yours Truly;
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manually typed at the end of every post.

his name reminds me of that annoying commedian on the goodwrench commercials.


That's a politenessman trademark


I my Tmobile.
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It's better than the "Chris Badpoor" I got in 1st grade!
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I have the worst credit ever... got a few debts that I haven't made payments on in over a year and I got a cell. They just really check the credit on cell phones... they wanna know if you left Verizon or Nextel or whoever high and dry.
How do you avoid the collectors for that long?
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REAL EASY! Just tell them you aren't paying. They stop calling.
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I have the T-Mobile pay as you go setup. Yes, if you make a 20 second call it costs a minute of your prepay. But since I make so few calls I only wind up paying about 9 bucks a month for the use of a cell phone. No bills and credit is irrelevant because it's prepaid. Free long distance and no roaming charges. And accessing CNN ESPN and ABC news is completely free, it uses up NO minutes of your prepay.
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My small 2 cents,

Dude, stay away from the V180's. First it has a tiny screen, and the screen it self breaks easily and scratches easily as well. And the whole thing is made out of plastic, looks and feels very cheap. But it does have a buttload of features, like MP3 support. But all that is not worth it if the phone breaks on a feather! I was originally going to buy that phone, but I went with a Samsung X475, it's nice metal phone with a large screen, but does not have as many features as the V18x's.

Check out user reviews on the V18x's: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/use....php?phone=466
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I have the T-Mobile pay as you go setup. Yes, if you make a 20 second call it costs a minute of your prepay. But since I make so few calls I only wind up paying about 9 bucks a month for the use of a cell phone. No bills and credit is irrelevant because it's prepaid. Free long distance and no roaming charges. And accessing CNN ESPN and ABC news is completely free, it uses up NO minutes of your prepay.
Forgot about that. It has AIM access too. Used to be free, now it's the same as a text messege. free to receive and 5cents(?) to send.
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REAL EASY! Just tell them you aren't paying. They stop calling.


They may have stopped calling but what about the lawyers?
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That looks just like my cell phone plan, except I am with Sprint.

No roaming, no long distance coast to coast is the bomb.
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